As a parent of five, Teri has navigated Behavioral health, Child Protective Services, Juvenile Justice, and education systems. Three of her children have behavioral health challenges which led to the need for out of home placements. Teri has learned through the years that education and parent to parent support is the key to parents who experience challenges in raising children with big needs. Teri has worked as a family leader in the Behavioral Health System since 2002. She has served in many roles and has served on committees which have helped shape the AZ System of Care.